A message from our President & CEO….
As we witness the rise of racial tensions, triggered by the recent killing of George Floyd and the countless others since this nation was founded, I want everyone to know that Fidelity House CRC stands on the side of justice and equality. As an organization, there is zero tolerance for discrimination and disrespect of any kind towards anyone we support or employ.
At Fidelity House CRC, we acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We pledge ourselves to creating and maintaining an ethical and compassionate environment that respects the diversity, traditions, and experiences of all whom we serve and employ as well as the community at large. The collective history of people with disabilities in this country is intermingled with that of people who have been discriminated against for centuries. The work we do today was founded by the work for equality and justice that was begun so many years ago by civil rights activists, like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.
As human service workers, it is our role to actively take part in supporting equality and justice for all people. I am outraged by the events taking place in our country today and also deeply sad. I hope you join me in denouncing hate and violence against any person or group. I know that our commonalities are greater than our divisions, and I will continue to work tirelessly towards a more inclusive society.
I couldn’t be more proud of the rich diversity represented within the Fidelity CRC community.
Please practice kindness and compassion.
I stand with you.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, then you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” – Desmond Tutu
President & CEO
Fidelity House CRC is a human services organization committed to supporting people with disabilities and others with significant challenges such as autism, Down syndrome, and acquired brain injury. We are proud to provide 26 community residences in Lawrence, Methuen, Haverhill, Andover, Georgetown and Salisbury along with many specialized services across 68 cities and towns in northeastern Massachusetts. Our goal is to empower the individuals we serve to pursue their goals and live a fulfilled life. You can help us make a difference. Please join our cause.
Your continued participation and generous support is most appreciated.
Important Update: While we are encouraged by the news and updates released by Governor Baker weekly, we want everyone in the FHCRC community to understand that our timeline for re-opening is still unknown. It will likely be several more weeks before we can open our doors. Our first priority remains the health and safety of those we support and our employees. When it comes to re-opening and easing restrictions in place at our residential programs, we will be closely following guidance from state and federal entities, including DDS and MassHealth.
To see a detailed response for each program, go to our COVID-19 Response page.